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Date:      Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:32:32 +0000
From:      Craig Butler <craig001@lerwick.hopto.org>
To:        Chad Perrin <perrin@apotheon.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: more CPU being used than I have (?)
Message-ID:  <1296052352.64846.2.camel@main>
In-Reply-To: <20110125183619.GA65845@guilt.hydra>
References:  <20110124235740.GA62134@guilt.hydra> <1295917366.59721.2.camel@main> <20110125030725.GA62670@guilt.hydra> <AANLkTi=wX+EVyjnH=8m0-+3qzi4KF1YeZZngUe_EQ2sw@mail.gmail.com> <20110125183619.GA65845@guilt.hydra>

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On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 11:36 -0700, Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 06:20:02AM -0700, Dmitri Brengauz wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 8:07 PM, Chad Perrin <perrin@apotheon.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Do you have a reference to a relatively simple explanation of how that
> > > weighting works (and why)?
> > 
> > man 1 ps:
> > 
> > %cpu      The CPU utilization of the process; this is a decaying average
> >  over up to a minute of previous (real) time. Since the time
> > base over which this is computed varies (since processes may be
> > very young) it is possible for the sum of all %cpu fields to
> > exceed 100%.
> 
> Unfortunately, that doesn't explain why.
> 

Chad,

ASK GOOGLE !!!

a quick google search gave me -

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1296052256266+28353475&threadId=57634

happy reading..

Regards

Craig B




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